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  A6M3 Model 32 Zero Manufacture Number 3042 Tail Q-108
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2nd Kōkūtai

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Silk Dec 5, 1942

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McMahon c1942

Aircraft History
Built by Mitsubishi during July 1942. Houkoku Number 884 (patriotic presentation number), donor details unknown. Assigned to 2nd Kokutai. Painted oliver gray with red tail number, outlined in white. Assigned to the 2nd Kōkūtai, and operated from Buna Airfield (Old Strip).

Wartime History
Destroyed on the ground at Buna Airfield (Old Strip) with the center section burned out. Captured by Allied forces as of December 5, 1942. On the tail only '08' is visible.

References
Thanks to Jim Lansdale and Ryan Toews for additional information.

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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